Mock Trial Competition

ATLANTA (AP) - A national high school mock trial competition
turned into a real-life legal drama this week when a group filed a
religious discrimination complaint over the schedule.

The Maimonides School of Brookline, Mass. has long planned to
compete in the National High School Mock Trial Championship in
Atlanta this weekend. But the competition's finals fall on
Saturday, and the Orthodox Jewish students don't compete on the
Sabbath.

The event's organizers refused to change the schedule so the
team filed a religious discrimination complaint. The mock trial's
organizers leaders eventually relented.

Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum says the legal dogfight taught students a
valuable lesson, that "masters of the law can help guarantee an
individual's rights."


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